Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $750 to fire district Explorers program

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers on April 17 presented a check for $750 to the Superstition Fire and Medical District’s Explorers program at its Regional Training Center, 3700 E. 16th Ave. The money is to help cover the Explorers registration fees and insurance, according to a release. “Keep up the good work, Explorers and SMFD,” […]

Summer open burning restrictions begin May 1

The Superstition Fire and Medical District will join Pinal County in the restriction of all open burning beginning on Wednesday, May 1. The Pinal County Air Quality Division on April 1 began issuing three-day-only open burning permits. All permits will expire on May 1, according to a release. No open burning will be allowed with […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District may move administrative office to regional training center

The Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board on April 15 is to discuss moving its administrative office, 565 N. Idaho Road, to its Regional Training Center, 3700 E 16th Ave., both in Apache Junction. The work session begins at 4 p.m. Monday at the administrative office. The governing board may go into executive session […]

Dog, cat safely removed from burning mobile home

Firefighters saved a dog and a cat from a mobile home fire April 1, with the feline being treated for smoke exposure, Superstition Fire and Medical District said. SFMD and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched just after noon to a home fire at 3700 S. Ironwood Road, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs, […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District receives class 2 public protection classification

The Superstition Fire and Medical District recently lowered its Insurance Service Office public protection classification rating to class 2. The district previously held a class 3 rating. “The ISO recently completed a detailed analysis of the fire suppression delivery system that SFMD provides to the community. The findings resulted in an exemplary class 2 rating, […]

Firefighter, transportation services employee of the year chosen at Superstition Fire and Medical District

Fire Engineer/Paramedic Ryan Ledbetter is the 2019 firefighter of the year and Paramedic Ryan Tonelli is the transportation services 2019 employee of the year at the Superstition Fire and Medical District. Mr. Ledbetter was selected for his drive and motivation, and his ability to serve as a role model for fellow firefighters, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate money to Superstition Fire and Medical District

  On Wednesday, March 20, The AJ Mounted Rangers met at Superstition Fire and Medical District to donate $1,000.00 for the April Pools Day Project, which teaches water safety and CPR to 500 adults or children. The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers is a volunteer peace-keeping organization that supports children and youth by providing safety measures […]

Man burned and treated, dog dies in Apache Junction mobile home fire

An occupant had severe burn injuries and a dog died from smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in the 900 block of North Plaza Drive in Apache Junction. The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded just after 8 a.m. March 2. The first unit arrived in four […]

Driver dies in vehicle crash east of Gold Canyon

The driver of a pickup truck that collided with the rear end of a propane truck east of Gold Canyon on U.S. Highway 60 died at the scene, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Queen Valley Fire District responded to the motor-vehicle accident at around […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District has 3 new firefighters

Three new firefighters — Clint Musgrave, Kevin Montgomery and Brian Dover — have begun serving with the Superstition Fire and Medical District, which services Gold Canyon and Apache Junction. “Although each of these individuals will be serving as new firefighters for the district, none are new employees.  All three have previously worked on an ambulance […]